Focus and make time for all delicious things Seasonal!


Green pumpkins! White pumpkins! Yellow pumpkins! Stripy pumpkins! Okay, and orange pumpkins!

assorted pumpkins
How many pumpkins can you name?

Firstly, if you have a pumpkin field, farm or farm shop near you. Go and have a look! There are so many different varieties of pumpkin, each with their own unique flavour profile. Some pumpkins (aka squash) taste like courgette, some like marrow (there’s other things I would rather eat)!, some like sweet potato, even some tasting like chestnuts!

pumpkin varieties
How many do you know? Sign courtesy of Foxes Farm

If you have only ever bought an orange pumpkin to carve faces in, light a candle and then dispose of, then now is the time to change! Find something new and try it – you just might find your new favourite food!

orange pumpkins
Traditional Halloween Pumpkins (still tasty)!

Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

Here are a few tried and tested pumpkin recipes. I have selected a few of the most popular ones, but you can see all of my pumpkin recipes here.

Three different pumpkin gnocchi in white bowls. Savoury and sweet versions.

Pumpkin gnocchi is a really easy way to use up your pumpkin! You can make it savoury or sweet and dress it up or down with your favourite sauces and toppings.

pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes are a really fun way to use up your pumpkin. You could even add chocolate chips and serve with ice-cream.

munchkins with puff pastries

Pumpkin custard filled puff pastry is such a delicious use of pumpkin that you will really wonder why you have never tried it before!

Pumpkin Fact!

pumpkin fact
Sign courtesy of Foxes Farm

If the small print is too small… Yes! You can eat ALL the pumpkin! Roast it, bake it, cream it, fry it, grate it. Flesh, seeds, flowers, even the skin!

What do I need?

You need pumpkins! Aside from that, you need an open mind and the willingness to try new things and new varieties! If you are new to cooking or your kitchen needs a refresh, here are a few pumpkin themed ideas. I receive a small commission if you click and purchase through these links (this is at no additional cost to you)!


You can serve pumpkin as a sweet dish with chocolate, nuts and syrup. You can serve your pumpkin as a savoury dish with other vegetables or with cheese. However you serve it, make it delicious and serve with a smile!


Pumpkin itself stores really well! Make sure it is dry and store it on paper somewhere cool. If storing more than one, make sure they have space around them in case one starts to go bad. Pumpkins store better if they have their stalks so if picking your own bear this in mind. Check each recipe for specific storage instructions.


Please go find some pumpkins and have a go at making something new and delicious! I love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your pumpkin photos! Do you have any other pumpkin ideas? Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or Twitter.

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I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

Which pumpkins have you tried?

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